Increasing Frequency of Extraordinary High Tides

The high water levels and winds of the December 23, 2022 storm drew parallels to Super Storm Sandy in 2012. We voiced our concern that it had undermined Stillhouse Cove Park’s embankment. But this winter, within less than two months, we have experienced three storms with almost equivalent tide levels and flooding. The storms took place on November 22 and December 18, 2023 and January 13, 2024.

Ocean Avenue is flooded
Rhode Island Yacht Club is engulfed.
The Park’s vulnerable bank is inundated.

The January 13, 2024 Storm